Application of FDG-PET in cervical cancer and endometrial cancer: utility and future prospects.

@article{Nogami2014ApplicationOF,
  title={Application of FDG-PET in cervical cancer and endometrial cancer: utility and future prospects.},
  author={Yuya Nogami and Miho Iida and Kouji Banno and Iori Kisu and Masataka Adachi and Kanako Nakamura and Kiyoko Umene and Kenta Masuda and Eiichiro Tominaga and Kyoko K. Tanaka and Daisuke Aoki},
  journal={Anticancer research},
  year={2014},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={585-92}
}
Positron-emission tomography (PET), a diagnostic imaging technique using an agent labeled with a positron-emitting radionuclide, may facilitate improved diagnosis and treatment in gynecological fields. A combined PET/computerized tomography (CT) scan can identify the precise anatomical location of a lesion based on accumulation of (18)F-fluoro-D-glucose (FDG). FDG-PET and PET/CT have been used for detecting metastatic lesions and predicting prognosis in uterine cancer. PET has higher… CONTINUE READING